Red Car schedule, 1914


At the end of Wednesday’s column on Metrolink cutting the 11 p.m. weekday train from L.A. to San Bernardino, I mention the Red Car trolley schedule from 1914. Below is the full schedule as taken from the July 12, 1914 San Bernardino Daily Sun. (It’s unclear if the weekend schedule was the same or different.) Read more about the Red Cars on Wikipedia’s entry¬†here; the photo above is from Wikipedia too.

SAN BERNARDINO TO LOS ANGELES (times leaving SB/arriving in LA)

6:38 a.m./8:55 a.m.

8:08 a.m./10:30 a.m.

10:05 a.m./12:31 p.m.

1:05 p.m./3:21 p.m.

4:05 p.m./6:30 p.m.

5:08 p.m./7:25 p.m.

7:30 p.m./9:19 p.m.

10:28 p.m./12:53 a.m.

LOS ANGELES TO SAN BERNARDINO (times leaving LA/arriving in SB)

3 a.m./5:22 a.m.

7:20 a.m./9:10 a.m.

9 a.m./11:20 a.m.

11:30 a.m./2:05 p.m.

2:15 p.m./4:35 p.m.

4:23 p.m./6:40 p.m.

7:10 p.m./9:29 p.m.

11:15 p.m./1:41 a.m.

As a point of comparison, here’s the Metrolink schedule for the San Bernardino Line: more trains than 1914, and faster travel times (faster trains and/or fewer stops), but clumped together at rush hours rather than spaced out over 24 hours.

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  • Bob House

    You’re trending on Facebook. This post just showed up on my newsfeed from a member of a photos of LA page. I’ve never trended before. How’s it feel?

    • davidallen909

      I missed the whole thing. Same thing happens to me with most earthquakes. *shrug*

  • Bob House

    Dude . . . seriously. As soon as I posted the previous, your blog post on Walter Knott in Pomona showed up from someone on another page

    • davidallen909

      That post is years old — but it must have legs!

  • Joanne Dallas

    If you don’t learn from history….. I guess we have to be happy that there is a Metrolink at all.

    • davidallen909

      Us to LA, perennially: “Please, sir, may I have another cup of gruel?”

      • Joanne Dallas

        There is that line at the county border that keeps trains and movies and a good kosher deli out of the 909

  • Phantom Commuter

    This is because the planners do not use the system. Metrolink should be a regional rail system and run at least every hour, including nights and weekends.